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    My ex husband is an alcoholic. The...

    My ex husband is an alcoholic.

    The SoberRecovery message boards are great ("Friends & Family" sections super helpful for those like me). This post in particular is very useful.

    10 ways family...
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    My daughter is 20. I would let her drive on a...

    My daughter is 20. I would let her drive on a trip 2.5 hours away. In fact, I am in CA and she is living in PA as a working student at a barn.

    Be an adult as you negotiate this with your mom,...
  3. I have butt fans and they are great. Besides...

    I have butt fans and they are great.

    Besides all the air flow people suggest, look at your trailer roof. I have an aluminum trailer with an aluminum roof, and it's insulated. The temperature...
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    I have a 20hp Kioti 4x4 tractor and I pull a 5'...

    I have a 20hp Kioti 4x4 tractor and I pull a 5' EZ Groomer drag. I had to get the smaller drag for the smaller tractor.
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    Don't do it. They are notorious for making for a...

    Don't do it. They are notorious for making for a spooky training environment when you are sitting on an animal that comes pre-programmed for being scared of places where predators might hide. Keep...
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    I picked up a cherry red 1996 F250 diesel with...

    I picked up a cherry red 1996 F250 diesel with the 7.3 L diesel engine. Bought it from the elderly original owners and had my diesel guy check it over. Paid $6k and put $2k into it. It had only 118k...
  7. You'll get a better ultrasound two weeks after...

    You'll get a better ultrasound two weeks after the injury. Meantime, highly recommend you look into renting a Game Ready system and using it daily. Mild tears are usually pretty straight up to rehab....
  8. I came across an old John Lyons video called...

    I came across an old John Lyons video called "Leading and Loading." http://www.amazon.com/John-Lyons-Leading-Loading-Safety/dp/B00873310S

    So much of the time, we are focused on getting the horse...
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    I have (unfortunately) rehabbed two horses with...

    I have (unfortunately) rehabbed two horses with life-threatening severe bows and so I know more than I'd like to about this....

    It sounds like he has a mild bow in a good part of the tendon (the...
  10. You did the right thing. Don't feel bad. There...

    You did the right thing. Don't feel bad. There are also situations out there where the lone skinny horse in the pasture is a cake walk compared to what's hidden in the barn. I work with AC on equine...
  11. I'm a mule owner of 10 years. My experience is...

    I'm a mule owner of 10 years. My experience is that our mule is a lot more sensitive to change and loss than our horses.

    Odie, our mule who has had a long career in dressage, jumping and trail,...
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    The gal who does the Hawaiian transport is Sheila...

    The gal who does the Hawaiian transport is Sheila Head, and her place is not far from me. You ship your horse to her farm, and she has a special shipping container built for horses that has box...
  13. I'm in CA and the hay prices and availability...

    I'm in CA and the hay prices and availability have been scary over the past couple of years. I have only 3-5 horses at home and now buy by the semi load, investing in a suitable building to store...
  14. My vet suggested OsPhos as a possible treatment...

    My vet suggested OsPhos as a possible treatment for my horse with kissing spines. That said, the vet said he scheduled OsPhos injections in the morning and then vet stays on site for 2 hours because...
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    I learned about Broadstone through COTH and they...

    I learned about Broadstone through COTH and they have been great to work with. My green OTTB has a policy through The Hartford and our nicer horse through XL.
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    A year ago I changed out the footing in my...

    A year ago I changed out the footing in my all-weather arena and have learned a lot in the process. I have silica sand with GGT. It has not been a totally smooth process, hopefully you can learn...
  17. A couple of thoughts. Try magnesium for a...

    A couple of thoughts.

    Try magnesium for a couple of weeks and see if you notice a difference. This is a good site to learn about that and order it.
    http://performanceequinenutrition.com/
    ...
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    I hear you on the sticker shock. I needed a lot...

    I hear you on the sticker shock. I needed a lot of site work, too, so budget dictated my arena was squeezed down. I did a lot of riding in various local small private arenas to see what felt best. I...
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    Arena rollers?

    I need to purchase a roller for my outdoor arena, ideally a smaller one that's 5 or 6 foot width that I can tow directly behind my EZ Groomer.

    I'm kind of in shock at how much all the arena...
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    Agree with the others, time to take him to a...

    Agree with the others, time to take him to a clinic and get a second opinion!
  21. Good article on ulcers, both stomach and hind gut

    Good article on ulcers, both stomach and hind gut. Lots of interesting info to 'digest' (pardon the pun)

    http://www.drkerryridgway.com/articles/article-ulcers.php
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    I've battled hind gut ulcers with my 7 year old...

    I've battled hind gut ulcers with my 7 year old OTTB for several years.

    Taking him off long stem fiber is the biggest thing that seems to help. I also keep him on good prebiotic and probiotics.
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    I've had good experiences with both Bob Hubbard...

    I've had good experiences with both Bob Hubbard and Charlie Gibson Transport (http://www.charliegibsonhorse.com/). Charlie and his wife Debbie do most of the hauling and are really good with horses....
  24. Heather and John, I am so incredibly sorry about...

    Heather and John, I am so incredibly sorry about your girl. I remember when she was born. It seems so unfair that she is to be taken from you in the prime of life.

    A few years ago I lost my...
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    2dogs, you are an awesome person! I hope she...

    2dogs, you are an awesome person! I hope she makes it.
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